NHL unveils first, second All-Star teams

In addition to distributing individual equipment for its 2021-22 season, the National Hockey League announced the first and second all-star teams Tuesday night.

At the head of the first team were Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs with the Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau get the green light on the left wing.

Matthews, who picked up the Hart Memorial Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award at Tuesday’s ceremony in Tampa, won the Rocket Richard title with a career-high 60 goals and 106 points in 73 games. Marner had a personal best 35 goals and 97 points while finishing second to the Maple Leafs in most/minus. Gaudreau was NHL-leading plus-64 while finishing tied for second in points (115) behind Connor McDavidthe league-leading total of 123.

In the first team, the defensive duo was Cale Makarwho won the James Norris Memorial Trophy after an 86-point season while helping lead the Avalanche to their best regular season in franchise history, as well as the stalwart Nashville Predators Romain Josiwhich was nominated for the Norris and Ted Lindsay awards.

In the net was the winner of the Vézina Trophy Igor Shesterkin New York Rangers, who led the NHL in goals-against average (2.07) and save percentage (9.35).

McDavid, Jonathan Huberdeau Florida Panthers and Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames was the headliner of the second team forward group. Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy made up the second pair of teams, while Jacob Markstrom got the go-ahead in goal to give Calgary its third member of the NHL’s first two All-Star Teams.

L.W. Johnny Gaudreau Calgary flames
VS Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs
RW Mitch Marmer Toronto Maple Leafs
D Cale Makar Colorado avalanche
D Romain Josi Nashville Predators
g Igor Shesterkin New York Rangers

L.W. Jonathan Huberdeau Florida Panthers
VS Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers
RW Matthew Tkachuk Calgary flames
D Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning
D Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
g Jacob Markstrom Calgary flames

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